TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

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TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby newbeardie79 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:22 pm

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Hi There! I am a new beardie slave and I have come up with yet another question... My female beardie, Elliot (we didn't know she was a "she" until after we named her) does this complete tail curl occassionally and I don't know what it means. The guy in the pet store said it means she is happy..? I just dunno...? The pics are of her in the bath, but she does it OUT of the bath too. Can anyone help me understand what this means? Thanks!!

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Re: TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby crazymum » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:33 pm

well im not to sure exactly what it means but people have told me that it is a sign of them being alert like when there hunting or watching some thing but im not sure how right that is
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Re: TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby jortiz9758 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:53 pm

I think she might be part scorpion!.........ahh what the hell do I know :mrgreen:
Good looking dragon though.
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Re: TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby newbeardie79 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:06 pm

Thank you for your replies!! I have heard something similar to the alert thing somewhere...glad to know I wasn't just confusing facts...lol
LOL!!! @ the scorpion relation!! Maybe I should change her name to "Scorpio" LOL!! :D

I just hope that it doesn't mean she is upset! She has been acting weird though lately... after her bath, she went right back to sleeping! She has reduced her food intake and is sleeping a lot more?? She still eats worms and poos daily (in the bath). Just got a new reptisun bulb 10.0 and a 150watt basking lamp...? temps are 80-85 on the cool side and 98-101 under the light... Any ideas? Burmution?
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Re: TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby bebespikemama » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:07 am

A lady that we deal with at the feed store nearby, who also raises dragons, told me the tail curl like that is a sign that she is trying or needs to poop as well as a sign of alertness.
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Re: TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby Freeie » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:51 am

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He does this when he knows its cricket feeding time. When hes watching something outside of the window.
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Re: TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby zebraflavencs » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:52 am

All three of mine do this through out the day, but then we are offering either fresh salads or roaches or bathes throughout the whole day !
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Re: TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby Twobeardieguy » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:54 pm

It can also mean dominance!! Today I had both BDs out of their cage and facing each and my female puffed her beard up and bobed her head up and down then the tail started to curl!! Also sometimes when I put food in her cage she does that. So she or he may be telling you hey this in my home so you better recognize!!!! lol.... Just my 2cents...



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Re: TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby alieraisu » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:51 pm

Usually when my dragons do it it is in the bath and she is saying "Don't you DARE get my tail wet!!!"
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Re: TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby OhNoChloroformx » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:56 pm

Bentley's tail is like a pipe-cleaner, he lets me shape it and he holds the shape! :D
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Postby alieraisu » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:21 am

I have one better! When Zaki was young, she would WAG HER TAIL when she knew crix were coming!
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Re: TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby moonkid » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:11 pm

ozzy always curls his tail when his huntin(eating) or when his fighting with the mirror
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Re: TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby crazymum » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:48 am

OhNoChloroformx wrote:Bentley's tail is like a pipe-cleaner, he lets me shape it and he holds the shape! :D


Spike lets us do that to her also... Ike not so much but then again he is only 8 weeks old
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Re: TAIL CURL: What does it mean? (Pics inside)

Postby Monkey » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:46 am

sounds to me when I read all the replies that it is like an emotional response, arousment of any sort... Which just likely mean higher state of alertness, mine does it in the bath as well :D
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